Lowell resident Seng Ty has written a book about his experiences in the Killing Fields of Cambodia, his time in refugee camps, and his life in the United States. He will do a reading and signing this coming Wednesday, May 7 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Middlesex Community College Federal Building at 50 Kearney Square in Lowell. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase that evening. Here’s more information about the book:
“SENG TY was born in the Kampong Speu province of Cambodia, the son of a respected physician who taught him to value life, aspire to humility, and seek the good in people. He was thirteen when he made his way alone to a refugee camp in Thailand in 1981. His story was featured in TIME magazine’s article “Children of War”, and was read by an American family in Amherst, Massachusetts, who adopted him a year later. Now he is a citizen of the United States, a husband, a father and a guidance counselor in the Lowell, MA School System.
Seng’s wish is that The Years of Zero will give him a platform to expand his message beyond the circle of his students in Lowell, to people all over the world who are in need of a little hope.”